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Radhouane El Meddeb

Radhouane El Meddeb

Trained at the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts (ISAD) in Tunis, choreographer Radhouane El Meddeb was rewarded as 'young hope of the Tunisian theatre' in 1996 by the Tunisia section of the International Theatre Institute. He participated in education and research courses at the Théâtre National de Toulouse under the direction of Jacques Rosner and worked in Tunisia with key artists of the Arab world such as Fadhel Jaïbi, Taoufik Jebali and Mohamed Driss. In France he collaborated with theatre directors Jacques Rosner, Lotfi Achour and Catherine Boskowitz, and with authors such as Adel Hakim and Natacha de Pontcharra. He performed in two films by Férid Boughedir and took dance classes with Jean-Laurent Sasportès and Lisa Nelson.

In 2005 he created his first dance solo, Pour en finir avec MOI, followed by a creation for Montpellier Danse in 2006, Huwa, ce lui. In 2007, Radhouane performs in Héla Fattoumi and Eric Lamoureux' 1000 Departures of Muscles. Two other solos followed in 2008 and 2009, before creating his first group piece in 2010, Ce que nous sommes, at Centre National de la Danse. Other works since: Aletroit (2011), Tunis, 14 janvier 2011 (2011), Sous leurs pieds, le paradis (2012), Au temps où les Arabes dansaient (2014) and Heroes, prélude (2015), Heroes (2016), A mon père, une dernière danse et un premier baiser (2016), Face à la mer, pour que les larmes deviennent des éclats de rire (2017). For almost six years, Radhouane has been associated artist at 104 - Le Centquatre in Paris. Radhouane El Meddeb lives and works in Paris, France.

"His work has an integrity and a theatrical pacing that makes for absorbing viewing." The New York Times